David Sirota and Naomi Klein Win Izzy Award

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** March 24, 2015


I just wanted to share the good news – International Business Times’s investigative work has this morning been named the winner ( of this year’s Izzy Award, given out by Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media. The award honors IBTimes’ pension-themed reporting about, among others, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Social Security Commission chair Erskine Bowles.

The award judges named myself and journalist Naomi Klein the winners of the annual award this morning in a press release, which you can read here ( .

This prestigious award is named for investigative journalist I.F. Stone. Past winners include Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and other investigative journalism icons. This is an amazing honor specifically for IBTimes and also generally for the kind of difficult, time-consuming and labor-intensive investigative work that too often goes unrecognized in today’s media environment.

Thanks to so many of you for doing that kind of work – and to those who have been so supportive of our work over this last year. As you well know, this kind of reporting often engenders hostility – and my hope is that this award offers some encouragement to everyone working in the trenches of investigative journalism.


P.S. To follow IBTimes growing newsroom and investigative unit, I encourage you to follow these folks on Twitter: @PeterSGoodman ( ,

@NancyCooperNYC ( ,

@MarkFBonner ( ,

@ThinkSimons ( )

, @MattCunninghamC ( ,

@AndrewPerezDC ( ,

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